Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is an upcoming Action-Adventure Metroidvania Souls-like RPG game developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts. It is set to release on April 28th, 2023.
Serving as a sequel to the acclaimed 2019 game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Survivor takes place five years after the events of Fallen Order and follows the continuing adventures of Jedi Knight, and Order 66 survivor, Cal Kestis, as he once again evades the Empire while also contending with new threats out in the galaxy.
Previews: Teaser Trailer Reveal Trailer 9 Minutes of Gameplay Meet 8 of Cal's Enemies Story Trailer
Tropes present in this game:
- Bald of Authority: In the reveal trailer, Cal's mentor Cere has shaven her head since the last game and has seemingly partially rebuilt a Jedi archive in a secure location.
- The Beastmaster: Preview footage show Cal can gain the ability to tame and ride wildlife to ease travel across a world he's visiting.
- Bloodier and Gorier: Downplayed - Bloodless Carnage is of course still in play, but the Gameplay trailer shows humanoid enemies like Stormtroopers can be dismembered unlike in Fallen Order.
- Continuity Nod:
- The Reveal trailer shows that Cal can now equip his lightsaber with cross guard blades like those Kylo Ren's lightsaber will one day have and indeed those of High Republic era Jedi.
- The trailer also shows Cal fighting the DT-Series Sentry Droids that appear in Star Wars Rebels.
- Difficult, but Awesome: Gameplay previews show that the cross guard stance is a high power but high risk playstyle that emphasizes proper timing even more.
- Mythology Gag: Cal can be seen facing off against a foe who greatly resembles early concept art for Luke◊, albeit armed with an orange crossguard lightsaber.
- Dual Wielding: Cal now can fight with two lightsabers all the time, as seen in the Reveal trailer. IGN's Combat Stances Explained video shows Cal also has a fighting style that incorporates a blaster into his moveset.
- Not Quite Dead: The story trailer has a brief, blink and you’ll miss it shot of the Ninth Sister, who indeed survived her apparent death after her boss fight on Kashyyk in the previous game as the journals hinted.
- Light Is Not Good: The one armed bacta tank occupant is revealed to be a High Republic Jedi in the Story Trailer, wearing the white and gold robes typical of the time, and seems to be against Cal.
- Perma-Stubble: The reveal trailer shows that Cal has grown out a bit of beard stubble, highlighting his increased wisdom and experience by giving him a slightly older and more grizzled appearance compared to his more boyish looks in Jedi: Fallen Order.
- The Remnant: In the Reveal trailer, Cal faces off against still active Separatist droids from the Clone Wars, which fight alongside the humanoid enemies found on Kobo.
- Significant Wardrobe Shift: The trailers show that all the main characters have updated their outfits to show how they have changed since Fallen Order.
- The Reveal trailer shows that Cere has shaved her head and donned Jedi robes as she works on a new archive, showing that she has regained her belief in the Order and is working to restore what she can.
- The Reveal trailer shows Cal's default outfit has also drastically changed since Fallen Order. Whereas in the first game, Cal wore his drab and utilitarian scrapper's uniform, in Survivor, he wears a more distinctive and grown up jacket vest and cargo pants combination.
- The Story trailer shows that Merrin has ditched her Nightsister garb for a more conventional look, donning a jacket and pants and cutting her hair shorter.
- Greez has a much more relaxed outfit in the Story trailer, reflecting the diner Cal sees him in, and is sporting a prosthetic arm that he earned in the interquel novel Star Wars Jedi: Battle Scars.
- Time Skip: The Story Trailer reveals that five years have passed since the last game.
- Took a Level in Badass:
- As shown in the trailers, Cal's skills with the lightsaber have definitely improved in the five-year Time Skip. This is best exemplified with his Dual Wielding, which has now gained its own full-fledged moveset as opposed to only being exclusive to a few special moves.
- Cal's Force powers have also grown since the first game, as the gameplay trailer shows he can now lift multiple enemies at once and his slow ability now has its own energy bar instead of drawing from his Force meter.
- What the Hell, Hero?: In the story trailer, the one-armed man from the bacta tank, shown to be a High Republic era Jedi, reprimands Cal, and extension the Jedi Order, for the current state of the Galaxy.How could you let the Galaxy fall to this unworthy machine of an Empire?!